Actor Lee Dong Wook looked back on his past and opened up about his love life.
Lee Dong Wook conducted a round interview for the movie 'Single in Seoul' today (21st) at a café in Jongno-gu, Seoul.
'Single in Seoul', which will be released on the 29th, is a well-mate real-life sympathetic romance film that depicts the story of Youngho (played by Lee Dong Wook), a power influencer who likes to be alone, and Hyunjin (played by Lim Soo-jung), an editor-in-chief of a publishing company who hates being alone, while making a book about their single life.
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Lee Dong Wook said that filming this movie reminded him of his past relationships, saying, "I thought I might have been a lot of jerks, so I started to reflect on them. I felt that even if you spend the same amount of time and have the same conversation, you can look at it from a completely different perspective."
He said, "As much as I can relate to the character, I wanted to show it to the audience," and "I think there will definitely be a moment when male audiences want to 'kick the futon.'"
He continued, "My real self is very similar to Youngho. It's been a long time since I've been single, so I'm getting more and more used to it and getting comfortable. But he's not as much of a solo cultist as Youngho."
He said, "I'm waiting for a good relationship to come to me someday," adding, "I've always wanted to get married, and I also want to have a baby. But I don't think I'm mature enough to start a family yet."
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Regarding his view of love, he said, "I used to approach him first, but now that I'm in my 40s, I'm more and more withdrawn," adding, "I'm the type of person who always confesses first. I thought it would be a bit silly to get a woman to confess."
Saying that he thinks laughter code is important when dating, Lee Dong Wook confessed, "Looking back, I think I was happiest when I was in a relationship with people I could talk to."
Lastly, Lee Dong Wook talked about the single life he has been enjoying lately, saying, "I tend to lie down very actively. It's nice to not be restricted by anyone," he said, adding that he watches all kinds of sporting events.
(Photo = Reporter Baek Seung-cheol, still shot from the movie 'Single in Seoul')
(SBS Entertainment News Editor Jeon Min-jae)